Massachusetts Solar Glows with Sunrun Expansion

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Yesterday, Sunrun announced the opening of its branch office in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The new location is expected to bring over 100 new jobs to the area. This will nearly double the company’s local workforce, offering permanent positions ranging from project managers to electricians.

In spite of recent net metering struggles, solar is growing in the state of Massachusetts. Last year, there were 9,400 people working in the Massachusetts solar industry. According to the 2014 Solar Foundation National Solar Jobs Census, this made Massachusetts the second largest solar employer in the country. Only California had more solar industry workers.

sunrun home solar“By coming to Marlborough, Sunrun will bring new job opportunities for Marlborough residents, and provide residents with a local option for going solar,”  said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.  “As a community dedicated to finding innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact, we are pleased to welcome Sunrun to Marlborough.”

Sunrun entered the Massachusetts solar market in 2009. Since then, the company has contributed to the solar explosion in the state. In the last year alone, Massachusetts generated over 11, 120, 731 kWh of solar.

“We are proud to be part of a community that has historically shown strong leadership in home solar,” said Ed Steins, Sunrun’s Northeast general manager. “We hope to show even more Massachusetts homeowners how simple it is to go solar and that Sunrun is the right partner to help them save money.”